How to format your references using the Hereditas citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hereditas. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
1. Schleicher A. Education. Assessing literacy across a changing world. Science. 2010;328:433–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Thomas CD, Williamson M. Extinction and climate change. Nature. 2012;482:E4-5; author reply E5-6.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Cook DJ, Teves L, Tymianski M. Treatment of stroke with a PSD-95 inhibitor in the gyrencephalic primate brain. Nature. 2012;483:213–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Bishop JKB, Wood TJ, Davis RE, Sherman JT. Robotic observations of enhanced carbon biomass and export at 55 degrees during SOFeX. Science. 2004;304:417–20.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
1. Xu QA, Madden TL. Analytical Methods for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2011.
An edited book
1. Kowalewski MM, Garber PA, Cortés-Ortiz L, Urbani B, Youlatos D, editors. Howler Monkeys: Adaptive Radiation, Systematics, and Morphology. New York, NY: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Jayanti P, Petrovic S. Efficiently Implementing LL/SC Objects Shared by an Unknown Number of Processes. In: Pal A, Kshemkalyani AD, Kumar R, Gupta A, editors. Distributed Computing – IWDC 2005: 7th International Workshop, Kharagpur, India, December 27-30, 2005 Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005. p. 45–56.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Hereditas.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Australia’s ‘Other’ Reef Is Worth More Than $10 Billion A Year - But Have You Heard Of It? IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
1. Government Accountability Office. Chemical and Biological Warfare: Use of Collective Protection on Vehicles, Aircraft, and Ships. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1991 Sep. Report No.: NSIAD-91-273FS.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Little K. Using Ancient and Modern Fishes to Track Environmental Change in the Illinois River [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 2013.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
1. Senior J. A Prison Life, A Violent End. New York Times. 2017 Aug 30;C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleHereditas
AbbreviationHereditas
ISSN (online)1601-5223
ScopeGenetics
General Medicine

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